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Busy schedule Sharon Horgan signs up to co-write, star in and produce new dark comedy for Apple TV

Her reputation is flying high after creating and starring in TV hits like Catastrophe, Pulling and Divorce

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Sharon Horgan (Isabel Infantes/PA)

Sharon Horgan (Isabel Infantes/PA)

Sharon Horgan (Isabel Infantes/PA)

Sharon Horgan looks set to become the busiest woman on the box after signing up to co-write, star in and executive produce a new dark comedy for Apple TV.

The untitled series follows the lives of the Garvey sisters, who are bound together by the premature death of their parents and a promise to always protect one another.

The 51-year-old star has only just finished appearing in the second series of This Way up, created by pal Aisling Bea, and the pandemic lockdown comedy drama Together with James McAvoy.

Her reputation is flying high after creating and starring in TV hits like Catastrophe, Pulling and Divorce.

Horgan appeared in recent films Military Wives and Dating Amber and can currently be seen in the film adaptation of the West End musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie as Miss Hedge.

She has also completed filming of The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent with Hollywood legend Nicolas Cage which will be released next year.

Apple has given her new project a 10-episode order. It is adapted from the Flemish series Clan, which was created by Malin-Sarah Gozin.

Horgan, Brett Baer, and Dave Finkel adapted the series, with all three serving as executive producers.

The series will be written by Horgan, Finkel, Baer, Karen Cogan, Ailbhe Keogan, Daniel Cullen, Perrie Balthazar and Paul Howard.

It is Horgan’s first project with Apple since she signed a first-look deal with the giant streaming service in 2019.

One of her other popular creations, Motherland, with Anna Maxwell, finished its third series on the BBC earlier this year.

She also co-created the upcoming Starz horror comedy series Shining Vale with Friends star Courteney Cox in the lead.

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As an actress, she currently voices a character on the Fox series Housebroken and has also done the same in Adventure Time and Bojack Horseman while voicing Queen Dagmar in the animated Disenchantment series and Kathleen in Bob’s Burgers.

She voices a Russian ex-show cat Tabitha in this year’s Housebroken which she executive produced.

A seven-time BAFTA TV Award nominee, she won the 2016 comedy writer award for Catastrophe.

Catastrophe was also nominated for an Emmy for outstanding comedy writing in 2016.

She has also won five IFTAs in both acting and writing for her work on Catastrophe.

Horgan won the 2021 IFTA Award for Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in Dating Amber.

News of the new Apple series comes after the streamer had a big night at the Primetime Emmy Awards, with its critically-acclaimed comedy Ted Lasso taking four statuettes.

Those included best comedy series and best actor in a comedy series for star Jason Sudeikis.

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